Suzan Hackney was born in Pretoria, but grew up in Pietermaritzburg, as she tells of in her memoirs Tsk-Tsk. After the events of her childhood and adolescence described here, she worked as a night-club bouncer, a stable hand on a horse stud farm and she farmed. She has grown aloes and other indigenous plants, reared orphaned and injured wildlife, and raised her own children – and a few who weren’t her own. Suzan now manages a retreat in the southern Drakensberg.
 Not giving up (Elephant & Barrel)
 A life shared (Hospice Hall)